Lynda.com

What does it do: Free online training courses

Who can use it: Faculty, staff, and students

Who to contact: WebStore

Contact email: webstore@illinois.edu


Cost: Free

Major features: Lynda provides an immense selection of high-quality courses of varying length suitable for personal and professional development

Special notes: Illinois Shibboleth authentication is required. In addition to courses, Lynda provides basic course management functionality


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Campus Customers:

  • From March 2014 to March 2015 over 22,000 users viewed over 34,000 hours of training.
  • The top three courses are AutoDesk Revit Architecture, Excel 2013 and Access 2013.
  • The WebStore FAST3 training group promotes the use of Lynda online training along with its instructor-led programs.